Year on year we find that people still leave cooking unattended and the danger is that kitchen fires can spread quickly, often jumping to curtains or cupboards in a matter of seconds.
|half of people surveyed admitted to stepping away from a hot stove to surf the net|
SGIO spokesperson Rob Cory said that with house fires peaking in winter, SGIO was reminding WA households where blazes commonly started and how easily they could spread.
‘One in three WA house fire claims lodged with SGIO in 2009 (32 per cent) started in the kitchen and most were as a result of cooking left unattended,’ he said**.
‘Year on year we find that people still leave cooking unattended and the danger is that kitchen fires can spread quickly, often jumping to curtains or cupboards in a matter of seconds.’
‘This year we looked closer at what distracts us from the stove and found we’re either getting caught up in other things because we’re busy or simply being too relaxed about the risks.’
An SGIO Home Insurance survey of 500 WA households found that in addition to cooking dinner on the stove:
To help prevent and be ready for a home fire, SGIO recommends that households:
SGIO is a leading insurance provider, offering Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in Western Australia.
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